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Mental Health Care Assistant - Ward 9a

Mental Health Care Assistant  

Ward 9a

Wakari Hospital


  • Casual appointments


Wakari Hospital is seeking fabulous  Mental Health Care Assistants to join us to provide valuable support to our nursing staff. The  Mental Health Care Assistant role is the ideal way for you to kick start your career in health, so come and join us!


Mō te tūranga | About the role

As a Mental Health Care Assistant you will be involved in:


  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team
  • Patient movement
  • Patient cares, as required
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance
  • Patient watch/supervision, with one on one care as required


Mōu ake | About you

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are dynamic, friendly and can demonstrate a high level of initiative. You will be committed to high standards of practice, be well organised and have excellent communication skills.


It is important that candidates are motivated, flexible, have a level of maturity about them and of course plenty of enthusiasm. Experience working with people in a caring capacity is also essential, whether than experience is gained from within a professional environment, or from caring for children or family members. 


If you enjoy the idea of gaining valuable experience within a health setting, and really making a difference then we would love to hear from you, apply today!


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: 10 February 2023

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change and we may commence interviews prior to closing date. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor,


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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